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Eye health over 40

My Eyes are Hurting My Neck!

My Eyes are Hurting My Neck! There are many reasons for neck pain as we get older. One little known cause is actually brought about by the aging of the eyes, a condition called presbyopia. This condition usually begins anywhere between the late thirties and the early fifties, depending on a person’s long distance sight,...
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Glaucoma screening

Good Vision for Life – Glaucoma

Part of the Good Vision for Life Series – Glaucoma – Fact Sheet. What is it? How do I know if I have it? How can I treat it? Fact or fiction? Glaucoma always leads to blindness Untreated, glaucoma may lead to blindness however, early detection and treatment reduces damage and loss of vision. My vision is...
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Macula supplements

Macular Health and AREDS 2

The macula is a small spot in the centre of the retina that processes sharp, clear, central vision. When you look directly at something, light is focused on the macula, allowing you to see detail and colour. Reading, driving, watching television, recognizing faces – all of these abilities are dependent on a healthy macula. The Age Related Eye...
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macula awareness

Macular Degeneration Awareness Week

This Macular Degeneration Awareness Week, 21 to 27 May, Australians are being asked to “Face the Facts about Macular Degeneration” and take steps to reduce their risk. Since 2007, the Macular Disease Foundation  have increased awareness of macular degeneration as a disease by 53%, and this is an outstanding result. However there is still more to...
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healthy food

Macula Health

Healthy Macula Recipe Poached Salmon, Grilled Asparagus and Poached Eggs Ingredients 4 asparagus spears, woody stalks trimmed Olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground pepper 200 gms poached salmon, flaked 2 poached eggs 25 gms parmesan cheese, shaved 1/2 bunch chervil, leaves washed, picked and chopped Method 1.Pre-heat the oven to moderate, 180 degrees, Gas Mark...
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Juleye

JulEYE – raising awareness for eye health

Three-quarters of vision impairment in Australia is preventable The Eye Surgeons’ Foundation launches its annual community awareness JulEYE Campaign to raise awareness for eye health – 1-31 July 2016 Vision impairment for 75 per cent of Australians is preventable, says Lee Pepper. This is why Vision Excellence is supporting The Eye Surgeons’ Foundation’s annual ‘JulEYE’ awareness...
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eye drops

Will I have eye drops during my eye examination ?

Eye Drops Our optometrist is licensed to use certain eye drops during eye examinations. These drops have the effect of either dilating the pupils (mydriatics) paralysing the focusing muscles of the eye (cycloplegics) or deadening the sensation of the front of the eye (anaesthetics). Pupil dilation As part of your comprehensive eye examination, your optometrist...
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Macula density test

Know your MPOD ?

Forget your iPod … get to know your MPOD So what is your MPOD and why is it important? MPOD stands for Macular Pigment Optical Density. It is a measure of the concentration of the pigments that your body has been able to store in the centre of your macula, called the fovea, at the...
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macula

Macular Degeneration Awareness Week May 2016

Macular Degeneration Awareness Week 22-28 May 2016   Next week is Macular Degeneration Awareness week, an annual campaign initiated by Macular Disease Foundation Australia to raise awareness of the risk factors and symptoms of macular degeneration. We encourage all Australians at risk of the disease to have an eye test and macula check. In the early stages of Macular...
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Dry Eye Treatment

The head of a company that produces antibacterial honey eye-drops and gel as a dry eye treatment has reassured optometrists that the products do not contain contaminated honey and patients can use the products with confidence. Anthony Moloney was commenting after news reports on Thursday quoted research suggesting that Australian honey was the most contaminated...
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